It’s always interesting to hear what first time Mac users think of the Apple experience, and to that end, we have Steve from BadCheese.com who recently detailed his impressions as a Linux guy using a Mac for the very first time.
Friday night, first impressions: Nice hardware. Beautiful screen. Clean fonts. Nice, quiet keyboard. I liked the initial ‘take a picture for your profile’ which uses the screen as a flash – nice touch. I found more wireless access points from my home living room than I’ve ever found using any laptop that I’ve ever used before. Nice wireless/antenna. I changed the battery to the most conservative option and I got > 3 hours of battery life from it the first night. Nice. The magnetic power connector is also a nice touch. I had known about that before, but using it several times was nice. Pretty, well-engineered, productive and useful right out of the box. Good job Jobs! 🙂
I began to miss my > 1 mouse buttons. I tried holding the mouse button down, I tried double-clicking, I tried everything and had to figure out the mac-way of doing things without a second or third mouse button. I’m sure that I could hook up an external USB mouse, but I wanted to do things the ‘mac’ way, so I worked without it. Also, I’m used to tapping the touchpad for a left-click. I dont know how many times I tried that and waited for something to happen … 🙂
You can check out Steve’s full report on his first ever Mac experience over here.